CoQ10 Benefits: Top Energy Source

CoQ10 Benefits Make Up an Impressive List

The research supports this. Areas of study include but are not limited to…

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease

The more popular heart health applications of CoQ10 benefits include…

  • Atherosclerosis reduction
  • LDL oxidation prevention
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Reversing myocardial (heart muscle) damage
  • Congestive heart failure

This seems like a long list. However, the list of CoQ10 benefits is extensive because this coenzyme functions in multiple ways in our bodies.

  • First, CoQ10 is a very powerful antioxidant.
  • Second, CoQ10 is necessary in cell membrane stabilization.
  • Third, CoQ10 is critical for cellular energy production.

It is this last area – cellular energy production - which is the subject of this page.


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Did you know that these health problems – as well as more serious chronic diseases – can be the result of …

  • Your body holding on to too many toxins?
  • And chronic inflammation?
  • And pH and blood sugar imbalance?
  • And your elimination organs not working well?
  • And poor nutrition?
  •  And foods that stress your system?

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CoQ10 and the Production of Cellular Energy

CoQ10 benefits may include increased athletic performance. Whether or not this is true it is not what we mean here.

We are talking about energy production which is more basic to human life and well-being.

Bodily organs which have high metabolic demands require a consistent supply of energy. The heart, of course, requires a lot of energy. As energy supplies diminish due to many factors - including aging - the heart (as well as other high demand organs) can no longer function properly. Usually the damage does not happen quickly. But over time damage does occur leaving many people with chronic health conditions. 

Conditions like congestive heart failure usually result from a number of factors. 

It is believed that a lack of sufficient cellular energy production is one significant cause of conditions like congestive heart failure.

And…

Many scientists also believe that CoQ10 deficiency is an important factor in the development of congestive heart failure.

The two are related. Here’s how. 

All cellular functions depend upon the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is a high-energy phosphate which exists in all our cells. It is the primary energy source for many metabolic processes. 

The production of ATP goes on in the mitochondria. Mitochondria are energy-producing structures within our cells. They possess two sets of membranes. There is an outer membrane which is smooth. And there is an inner membrane which is folded. (You may remember from above that one function of CoQ10 is to maintain the health of cellular membranes). 

Our mitochondria have several important functions. One of their most critical functions is converting nutrients into energy via the electron transport chain. 

The electron transport chain is a group or chain of carriers that transport electrons in order to generate ATP.

How does this fit in with the CoQ10 benefits? Here’s how.

A coenzyme is a necessary partner in the function of an enzyme. Coenzyme Q10 is necessary for the functioning of several enzymes in the mitochondria as well as other enzymes throughout our cells. 

By now you may have guessed it.

CoQ10 is essential for the enzymes involved in the production of ATP.

Here is a thumb-nail sketch of the process.

  • We take in carbohydrates and fats.
  • CoQ10 in the cells’ mitochondria accepts electrons generated from fatty acids and sugars and transfers them to electron acceptors.
  • CoQ10 also transfers protons outside the mitochondrial membranes.
  • The energy released as protons flow back into the interior of the mitochondria is used to produce ATP.

The science doesn’t interest you? Here is the bottom line.

  • Without sufficient ATP production our organs with high metabolic demand cannot function well.
  • Without certain mitochondrial enzymes we have no ATP.
  • Without sufficient levels of CoQ10 the mitochondrial enzymes can’t make ATP.
  • Low CoQ10 equals low cellular energy.

If for no other reason than cellular energy production…

CoQ10 deserves a central position in our heart health efforts.

However, there are other important CoQ10 benefits which include prevention and recovery from a number of chronic heart related conditions. 

If you would like to know more about CoQ10 research in relation to heart health please use the link below to… 

Return from CoQ10 Benefits and Energy Production to the CoQ10 Main Page. 

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